Perfect Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

By Kathryn Slade Dinas lodge kitchen

Who is excited for Pancake Day? Did you know that Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is traditionally a feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday? This day was the last opportunity to use up rich food like eggs and fats in the run up to Easter. So whether you are clearing out the fridge to avoid temptation during Lent or just looking for something tasty for tea tomorrow, here is our Bluestone guide to the perfect homemade pancake!

To make 8 pancakes you will need:

  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tspb of sunflower oil
  • A little oil or butter for cooking


  • Put the flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
  • Crack the eggs into the middle and add about 50ml of the milk and 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Gently whisk from the centre taking more flour into the eggs, milk and oil.
  • Once all the flour is mixed in, beat until you have a smooth paste.
  • Then add in the remaining milk. Continue to mix as you pour until you have a batter that looks a bit like single cream.
  • Heat a pan over a moderate heat and add a small bit of butter or oil to the pan.
  • Ladle some batter into the pan and tilt it around to create a thin and even layer of mixture.
  • Return the pan to the heat and then leave it to settle for around 30 seconds. After this time the pancake should be golden underneath and ready to be turned.
  • Now for the best bit, hold on to the handle of the pan, ease a spatula or fish slice under the pancake, lift it quickly and flip it over!
  • Cook for another 30 seconds and serve as you wish.

 We would love to see your pancake creations be sure to share them with us on Twitter #BluestoneWales.   

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